Definitions

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  • adj. Delighting in or feeling pleasure from the pain of others.
  • adj. Of behaviour which gives pleasure in the pain of others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to sadism or to one who practises it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another

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Examples

  • This guy was also what we call a sadistic pedophile, which is that sadistic pedophiles often use objects to penetrate children rather than using the penis or the fingers, and that ` s apparently, if the allegations are true, what he did with one little girl.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2005

  • Prosecutors said Dano Sonnex and Nigel prison Thursday for what he called the sadistic killing of two students who were bound, tortured and stabbed to death in a London apartment last students in a London apartment a year ago.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Back in 1988, he was sentenced to death by a court in Israel after he was identified as the sadistic guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" from the Treblinka concentration camp.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • prison Thursday for what he called the sadistic killing of two students who were bound, tortured and stabbed to death in a London apartment last students after a botched burglary turned into a horrific bloodbath.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • (Part of me wants to remix Waco footage, add the sexy voice of a woman talking in sadistic terms, and releasing this on the internet, simultaneously satirizing crush videos and portaying the government actions in this case as “obscene.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Waco

  • Watching Martha toy with Nick is about as entertaining as watching a cobra stalk a field mouse – it’s got a certain sadistic appeal, but it’s over all too quickly.

    Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? Edward Albee’s Masterpiece Takes the Stage at the Ahmanson

  • And Ragout finds that Massad’s “scholarship” creates gems like this one: Such practices [as the torture of Abner Louima by NYC police] clearly demonstrate that white American male sexuality exhibits certain sadistic attributes in the presence of non-white men and women over whom white Americans (and Brits) have government-sanctioned racialised power.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Massad, Continued:

  • Other Cestrian candidates are one Thomas Catlin, who was evidently disliked because he was mean (and wore what would today be called a sadistic smile), or Sir William Catesby, a Speaker of the House of Commons who was beheaded at Bosworth in 1485.

    The Cheshire cat

  • She and her former boyfriend were convicted of killing her former roommate, whose throat was cut in what was called a sadistic crime.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2009

  • She and her former boyfriend were convicted of killing her former roommate whose throat was cut in what was called a sadistic crime.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2009

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